Downtown Dirty: nhv youth!

(photo: Paul Bass, New Haven Independent)

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A group of New Haven teens team up to tackle the problem of excess litter in the downtown area with a business plan for a company called “Downtown Dirty.”

Downtown Dirty Is In Business | New Haven Independent
More teens take on litter:

Litterers Become Anti-Litter Ambassadors | New Haven Independent

Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs:

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program : As part of the City of New Haven’s Summer Youth Program and in conjunction with the city’s Small Business Academy, this innovative and interactive program created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative designed to inspire, inform and involve participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Learn more here

ConnCAT Entrepreneurial Academy believes successful business entrepreneurs are powerful generators of personal and community wealth. Yet, African Americans and Hispanic Americans are disproportionately missing from their ranks. ConnCAT’s Entrepreneurial Academy seeks to close this gap, offering both a source of inspiration and targeted training for youth in area high schools. Want to learn more? Contact Erik Clemons at

Originally posted in the New Haven Independent on Aug. 6, 2015 by Paul Bass >>